All Our Worst Ideas by Vicky Skinner PDF

All Our Worst Ideas by Vicky Skinner PDF

Download All Our Worst Ideas by Vicky Skinner PDF book free online – From All Our Worst Ideas by Vicky Skinner PDF: When Amy, on her way to becoming valedictorian of her graduating class and getting accepted to her dream school, gets dumped by her long-term boyfriend, she takes a job at a record store to ease the pain. She needs a distraction, badly. Buy From Amazon

Oliver, Amy’s record store co-worker, isn’t so sure about Amy―his complete opposite―but what he is sure of is his decision not to go to college. He just can’t figure out how to tell his mother.

As they work late-night shifts at the record store, Amy and Oliver become friends and then confidantes and then something more, but when Amy has a hard time letting go of what she thought was her perfect future with her ex, she risks losing the future she didn’t even know she wanted with Oliver.

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Amy had been on the road to Stanford for years now. She just needed to lock up the valedictorian spot and win a generous scholarship. Oliver was taking a gap year, because he didn’t feel college was in his future. Though they had very different goals and were on divergent paths, they are brought together by their love of music, and may find they are actually a perfect match.

I have enjoyed Skinner’s other two novels, but this one, this was my FAVORITE! It’s a full-blown love story, where two people find that “someone”. The person who accepts them, supports them, and offers them unconditional love. I was expecting to be swept away by the romance, but didn’t expect the beauty and the depth of this union to touch my heart the way it did.

I feel like I was supposed to see this as an opposite-attracts situation, but in reality, Amy and Oli had quite a few things in common. Both came from families that were complicated though loving. They were also surrounded by people, who expected them to be something or someone they couldn’t be. Their situations just reinforced how wonderful it was that they were able to find their “person”, the one who welcomed them as-is. They didn’t want to change them or make them into something else, they simply wanted them. It’s easy to lose sight of how important that is sometimes, and I was so happy with the way Skinner explored this side of a relationship.

Obviously, I was a super fan of Amy+Oliver, but I loved many other things about this story. I am going to be upfront with you — I was all about those Empire Records vibes. Though the record store staff in the book was much smaller, it still had that quality of family and “my people” that made me want to get a job there.

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It was the combination of music, friendship, drama, and romance which endeared this book to my heart. It was being able to accompany Amy and Oliver on their personal journeys, as well as getting the opportunity to see them slowly fall in love. And as if that wasn’t enough, Skinner gave me everything I needed with that ending. Thank you! Thank you, Vicky Skinner! All Our Worst Ideas filled my head with music and my heart with joy.

*ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.

Review

If you are looking for a teenage true love story about finding the one, you’ll love All Our Worst Ideas. Touching on topics about following your dreams and dealing with family issues, All Our Worst Ideas is a sweet mature YA contemporary romance.

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Amy is ready to finish her high schooling as valedictorian, get into Stanford with a full ride scholarship. Then every Friday night spent studying, every sacrifice will be worth it. Until her mother asks her to get a job while her stepdad is out of work. Until her boyfriend dumps her for not spending enough time with him. Until she starts to like hanging out with her new, if slightly grumpy co-worker. But Amy doesn’t have time for distractions and she will have to decide what is most important to her and what she is willing to risk to achieve her dreams.

Amy is your typical YA heroine who is excellent at school and spends her time studying. Oliver is a year older, finished with high school and working full time at the record store.

Amy starts the novel in a very serious, long-term relationship. Fortunately, she isn’t quick to fall out of love after her boyfriend ends their relationship nor quick to move straight onto a new relationship.

Oliver and Amy start as co-workers who are vaguely wary of each other. Amy is a bright and bubbly and Oliver is unsure who she is really about and if she is going to take her work seriously. Oliver has a harsh exterior and Amy assesses him pretty quickly as grumpy. As they work together they learn they don’t have much in common except their love of music. As they war over who has the best taste, they also find that they can talk to each other about serious things they don’t usually share with others – Oliver’s dad’s battle with alcoholism, Amy’s feelings of not being supported by her family and why she wants so badly to succeed at school. Oliver has a much different goal, he is avoiding his mother’s pushing for him to attend college and wants only to keep working in the music store. Despite him have very different goals for his future, he is supportive of Amy, as she is for him. It is this understanding and support for each other that makes their relationship work. While Amy wrestles with her feelings for her ex, Oliver is there for her and extremely sweet and protective.

All Our Worst Ideas is all about the power of love, finding the “one” and being in a supportive relationship that extends past the end of high school. Due to the age of the characters this feels a little like a crossover between YA and new adult, so will appeal to older teen readers.

The publishers provided an advanced readers copy of this book for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own.

About the Author

Vicky Skinner was born and raised in Texas. She doesn’t like country music or horseback-riding, but she does like her motorcycle-riding husband and her two adorable Labs. Everyone told her not to get a degree in Literature, but she did it anyway. She works as a full-time homemaker and a part-time nanny, and if she’s not at home in her office/library, she’s probably hanging out with her church group or eating at the nearest pizza place. How to Drown is her debut novel.

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Details About All Our Worst Ideas by Vicky Skinner PDF

  • Name: All Our Worst Ideas
  • Author: Vicky Skinner
  • ISBN: 978-1250195425
  • Language: English
  • Genre: Teen & Young Adult Literature & Fiction, Teen & Young Adult Contemporary Romance
  • Format: PDF/ePub
  • Size: 1 MB
  • Page: 320
  • Price: Free

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